Today, I sat in on a “Radio Practicum.” The class is worth one credit hour and today was the second meeting, but was the first meeting in a classroom setting! Dave Arwood taught the class. Something that he outlined as being important in becoming a DJ is to learn to produce. He stated that the voice does not matter as much as being able to produce.
From this, he went on to show students how to create things such as liners on Adobe Audition, which is what they use at their radio stations to produce different things.
Dave asked for students, in their next meeting, to figure out their schedules so that they could come to the radio station and produce some pieces at some point later in the semester! He also asked them to pick a nonprofit organization of their choice and to write a 30-word PSA. Later, hopefully the students will be able to produce these and have something of their own!